The Famagusta Initiative has called for the Derinya crossing point to open.
Initiative activist Mertkan Hamit who made a statement said they believed that every crossing point which opened helped to break the division and prejudice. As the Famagusta Initiative they wanted to see an increase in the number of border crossings especially in the Famagusta area.
He noted that in order to get to the Derinya area people needed to drive more than 17 kilometres of road. Mertkan also said that the opening of the borders would liven up the south of the city as over 2 million tourists visited the Derinya-Paralimni-Protoras-Ayia Napa region.